Head of School - Good Shepherd Episcopal School (Austin TX)
The Education Group
Location: Austin, Texas
Type: Full Time
contribution toward health insurance, retirement, and professional development
Good Shepherd Episcopal School, a ministry of The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, seeks a Head of School to begin July 2024. Good Shepherd enrolls about 160 children from age 2 (prekindergarten) through age 5 (bridging kindergarten). The school is fully enrolled with waiting lists in many grades.
For over 75 years, Good Shepherd has provided a quality experience for children of Austin, Texas. Good Shepherd seeks to provide for young children a developmentally appropriate education in a Christian environment. The school’s underlying philosophy reflects the idea that children learn best through play and that a school should provide a safe, happy, enriching place for discovery where children can learn and grow.
The next Head of School will be expected to develop a strong relationship with the faculty and to lead them in advancing the mission of the school. Maintaining and cultivating the already close, constructive relationship with the Church is critical. The Head will be expected to strengthen the academic program while maintaining the focus on an intentional, play-based curriculum. In a small school like GSES, knowing the students, families, and faculty is critically important.
Experience in a leadership position in an early childhood environment and an advanced degree are required. Applicants must be Episcopalians to be considered.
To apply, please send in a single PDF document a letter of interest specific to the position, a resume, a statement of educational leadership philosophy, and contact information for five references. References will not be called without the candidate's permission.
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